Badwater Basin Hiking

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From Las Vegas: Full Day Death Valley Group Tour

1. From Las Vegas: Full Day Death Valley Group Tour

Start your day early as you travel from your hotel in Las Vegas to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Walk in the dunes and snap some beautiful photos. Head towards the Badwater Basin Salt Flats, which is famous for being the lowest point in North America. Continue to Artist’s Drive for a scenic 9-mile drive through incredible canyons and colorful mountains that will take about 40 minutes with a stop at Artist’s Palette where you can hike to get up close and personal with the amazing colors caused by volcanic minerals. Travel to Zabriskie Point to view sweeping Martian-like landscapes for about 20 minutes. Finally, visit Dante's View, near the edge of the Black Mountains to get views of southern half of the national park.

Las Vegas: Death Valley Day Trip w/ Stargazing & Wine Tour

2. Las Vegas: Death Valley Day Trip w/ Stargazing & Wine Tour

Take in the highlights of Death Valley's desert landscape on an all-day guided hike with free hotel pickup from Las Vegas. Taste wine during a tour of a local winery and stop to take in incredible views of the sunset and the starlit sky. While Death Valley is home to the world's hottest recorded temperature, start your hike in the afternoon when the weather is cooler. Kick things off with a refreshing wine tasting tour in Pahrump, the biggest wine producer in Nevada. Head toward Death Valley National Park to explore scenic viewpoints, such as Dante’s View, a Star Wars filming location. Next, visit Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. After taking pictures of these spectacularly memorable locations, stop at the Ranch at Furnace Creek. As nightfall approaches, venture toward Zabriskie Point to catch the ultimate sunset, followed by a chance for stargazing at the breathtaking night sky. Enjoy plenty of opportunities to view the constellations and, if you are lucky, the Milky Way galaxy. Even after being dropped off at your hotel in Las Vegas, enjoy memories of your hike for years to come thanks to the photos taken by your guide that you will have access to download.

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What people are saying about Badwater Basin

For me, it was the best part of the whole Las Vegas trip. Rich our guide was so knowledgeable and the kids (2 5th grade girls and a sophmore in high school) just loved him One can tell that he's worked with kids. The ride up was beautiful and there were many stops along the way -just so much to see! I liked seeing the ghost town, Rhyolyte. The girls liked playing in the sand at Mesquite Flats Sand dunes. My husband liked seeing the lowest point in North America 282 feet below sea level with the salt plains and Badwater Pool. And the boy liked lunch (of course) at the visitor Center. I liked the way we traded seats so that people in the back had an opportunity to sit near the front to get different views.

A full day with a sort of sampler of Death Valley sites. Rich was an excellent guide with enough science to explain and enough fun facts to entertain. Rich was able to keep close to the schedule without ever seeming rushed but also allow enough time for individuals special curiosities. A really great day. Well worth a visit.

Rich is really nice and professional tour guide. We visited most of the must go points there. Really great trip!

Rich is great!He is patient,knowledgeable,and easy to get alone with!

Overall great experience a larger van or bus would have helped